24mo (binding size 103 x 65 mm).  leaves. Engraved title, 5 stipple-engraved plates by Duthé after F. Mossard, 6 leaves with engraved vignettes of reclining ladies or girls in empire dresses at top of each recto and verso, the rest blank for reader’s notes, fold-out letterpress calendar for 1815 at end printed on recto and verso, with wood-engraved borders (a couple of spots to calendar). Embossed velvet binding with stripes and repeated floral cartouches, gilt edges. ***
Charming Empire almanac in an unusual and well-preserved binding. The last few leaves with their reclining belles invite the reader to jot her mouvements d’âme.
Not in Grand-Carteret, but the Bibliothèque nationale de France has a run from 1808 to 1829. Item #2688s